, through the Schaeffer Family Foundation, awards $500 to a different cosmetology student each month. Students must be enrolled or currently enrolling in an OPI preferred cosmetology school. The application requires a 1-2 page essay as well as a recommendation from someone within the beauty industry.
The “” scholarship is available to beauty students in the amount of $250. Students are able to submit their application via an online form. The application does require two short answer questions.
Each school has varying admission requirements. These requirements include such criteria as minimum age, high school diploma, interview, and test scores. For example, the Modern Beauty School in Missoula, Montana requires applicants to be at least 17 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and submit a 500-word essay. Some (such as the nationwide network of Empire Beauty Schools) even have online application forms. Others require you to pick up an application in person.
, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations provides $1,000 scholarships to esthetician students. Students must submit a 250-word typed essay with their application. Scholarship recipients must maintain an 80% attendance and 80% grade average.
OPI offers six scholarships, with a sum of $500 each, to students attending AACS member schools, via the Schaeffer Family Foundation. The student is required to write a one to two page essay discussing why they have chosen a career in the beauty industry, as well as how they see nail care as an important part of their vocation. An industry recommendation must also be submitted as part of the scholarship application. For specific details related to application, download it from .
Imagine reading the story of someone who painted her best friend’s nails for her when her arm was broken, or used a home makeover to deal with a crushed spirit, and how the beauty of that moment will make glaringly, totally obvious how you will better the world through your profession. (I promise: your specific story of how you learned to love this profession is more powerful than any situation I can make up.)Take a look at Success Stories: 4 Application Essays You Won’t Forget for several examples.3. Keep your essay .The (renewable $1,000, due 5/23) for first generation students gives high school seniors this reflection-based prompt: What does it mean to you to be among the first in your family to attend college?It is so, so, so easy to respond to prompts like this with explaining that amounts to little more than a list of feelings.
As more highly qualified candidates are applying to graduate school every year, the process of selecting students often goes beyond comparing test scores and grades to using more subjective measures like the graduate school application essay.
I agree with this, as the admissions department may be wanting to skim through the thousands of applications, so grip them with an intriguing, unique and/or important story about your life that will tie into why you want to attend that school or why you feel led to apply.Pray, ask God for guidance and wisdom, and also make sure to have your parents and mentors review your essay before finally submitting it!